Rare rhino rat snake hatches in London zoo
Jeremy Hance, mongabay.com
November 13, 2008
With its characteristic horn, the endangered rhino rat snake has been bred in a European zoo for the first time.
Eight snakes were born in the Zoological Society of London’s Reptile House. Three have already been moved to other zoos in Europe in an effort to increase the captive population.
When full grown the rhino rat snake will be a meter long. It feeds on frogs, geckos, and rodents.
The babies are born sporting a grayish color but will turn green after a year.
Photos by Ferry van Stralen